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Ti'mbrel. n.s. [timbre, Fr. tympanum, Latin.] A kind of musical instrument played by pulsation.

            The damsels they delight,
When they their timbrels smite,
And thereunto dance and carrol sweet.
Spenser's Epithal.

In their hands sweet timbrels all upheld on hight. Fa. Q.

Praise with timbrels, organs, flutes;
Praise with violins and lutes.
Sandys's Paraph.

For her through Egypt's fruitful clime renown'd,
Let weeping Nilus hear the timbrel sound.
Pope's Statius.

Sources: Pope, Alexander (393) · Sandys, George (23) · Spenser, Edmund (254)

Attributes: French (385) · Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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